The Washington Times - December 22, 2008, 10:10AM

Just catching up on some stuff from yesterday that got lost in the shuffle.

While this isn’t a huge deal for the Humanitarian Bowl, Maryland did lose true freshman offensive lineman R.J. Dill to a broken wrist. Coach Ralph Friedgen said Dill had a pin inserted during surgery.


The real focus of attention for any injury to a guy who is redshirting anyway is whether they’ll be ready once late March rolls around.

“I’m hoping so,” Friedgen said. “They think he’ll be ready for spring practice.”

Let’s be emphatic about this —- the last thing the Terrapins need heading into the spring is injuries on their offensive line. With so many unknown quantities in play, Friedgen, offensive coordinator James Franklin and line coach Tom Brattan require as much time and opportunity to evaluate as they possibly can.

Dill earned some praise from time to time this season, so it’s clear the staff is reasonably high on him. But he —- and a lot of other guys as well —- will finally have a shot at meaningful snaps once the spring arrives.

One other injury note: Friedgen said wideout LaQuan Williams (foot) won’t play in the bowl game. That pretty much puts an end to what was a lost season for the sophomore, who had two receptions for 19 yards in the opener against Delaware and did very little the rest of the way.

—- Patrick Stevens